Spooky Empire Celebrates 17 Years of Scary Fun

spookyempiresmSpooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend is a three day event that takes place in Orlando, FL, and celebrates all things horror. As any traditional genre convention would have, Spooky Empire includes celebrity autograph signings, live music, film festival, video gaming, costume contest, Q&As, and seminars. It even has tattooing!

This year, the event will be held October 9-11 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive. And they are bringing back what they are best known for – events like the famous Zombie Walk hosted by The Deadite Empire, The Freak Show Film Festival, Creepy Costume Contest, and pool parties.

Guests this year include:

  • George Romero, creator of Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • John Landis, director of American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis, director, 2,000 Maniacs (1964)
  • Adrienne Barbeau, Stevie Wayne from The Fog (1980)
  • Linda Blair, Regan from The Exorcist (1973)
  • Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • Derek Mears, Kane Hodder and. C.J. Graham, from the various Friday the 13th films
  • Sara Karloff, the daughter of the legendary movie monster Boris Karloff
  • Brian Krause, Leo from Charmed and Charles Brady from Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (1992) (this is his first convention appearance)
  • The original cast of Halloween II (1981)

To purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.